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We, the undersigned residents of Canada, draw the attention of the House to the following:
THAT Bill C-68, The Firearms Act, was presented to the House of Commons on February 14, 1995, and received Royal Assent on December 5, 1995,
THAT the costs of implementation of Bill C-68 have exceeded the original $2 Million dollar estimate and are now projected at over $1 Billion,
THAT the Canadian Government failed to inform Parliament, and by extension the Canadian Taxpayers, of the 50,000\% cost overrun of implementing Bill C-68,
THAT the RCMP recently announced that 25\% of entries in their database were incorrect,
THAT the National Firearms Registry has done little to increase public safety,
THAT the Auditor General indicated in her report that, the Program's focus had changed from high risk firearms owners to excessive regulation and enforcement of controls over all owners and their firearms.
THAT the Auditor General further indicated in her report that, The Department concluded that, as a result, the Program had become overly complex and very costly to deliver, and that it had become difficult for owners to comply with the Program.
THEREFORE, your petitioners request that Parliament move to freeze further spending on implementation or privatization of the National Firearms Registry and repeal Bill C-68 in its entirety.